First, a list of many healthy foods (names vary in different continents!)
GrandPa Collin’s Smoothie
This was developed to ensure that the main areas of nutrition are covered and occasionally additional ingredients are added (e.g. zinc, iodine drops if you need those supplements). Composition can vary according to availability.
75ml filtered water (GrandPa pre-soaks a few Goji berries and couple of strips of mango in the water)
6 drops natural vanilla
4 dessertspoons coconut milk – (he uses the Trade Aid brand)
1 rounded teaspoon Food Matters or other brand of Greens (powdered greens from a health food store)
¼ teaspoon Stevia powder (sweetener)
4 rounded dessertspoons yoghurt ( from raw milk if you can find it )
¼ teaspoon miso – aged in wood is best – barley or light miso
¼ avocado – less water if no avocado
⅓ – ½ cup blueberries – Grandpa Colin uses frozen right out of freezer
50mls Kombucha tea
1 heaped teaspoon raw cacao powder (I used carob)
Blend (I used a stick blender)
Then add one raw egg and blend for few seconds more
This makes enough for two meals, or one shared by two people. GrandPa says to ensure the most benefit, eat the smoothie slowly, almost chewing it.
And how about this healthy meal outline from the same Brain Tuner:
I have one loaf of 9 grain bread leavened with honey per week and that’s it for processed food.
Breakfast – a whole orange or peach with a whole apple and a big lump of cheese along with 1 slice of toast with peanut butter, sauerkraut and sliced tomato – lasts until lunch no problem.
Lunch any and many veges with steak or fish or chicken
Evening high nutrition smoothie and a slice of toast with peanut butter and sauerkraut.
And that’s it for 12 hours.
Done! no sugar. Workers can swap meals around to suit.
GrandPa Collin has set off our Brain Food recipes in great style!
And here are two more to try ….
Brain Power Salad (with salmon, avocado and blueberries)
8 ounces smoked salmon, roughly chopped
1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
4 cups baby spinach (or mixed greens)
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/4 cup light feta or blue cheese crumbles
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 a red onion, thinly sliced
Honey Chia or Flax Seed Vinaigrette (recipe follows)
Toss first 7 ingredients together until combined.
Drizzle or toss with vinaigrette. Serves 2.
Honey, Chia Seed Vinaigrette
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons apple-cider vinegar
1 tablespoon chia or flax seeds
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
Whisk all ingredients together until smooth and emulsified.
To taste, add in a scoop of protein, cinnamon and almond essence – or with lemon juice and powdered diet sugar
Whip them up, use a non stick or cast iron pan set to medium, sprayed with oil then cook silver dollar size pancakes for 30 seconds on each side.
And you have pancakes! Amazing and really nice.
Wanting to bake?
These sweet treats feature a combination of brain foods: chocolate, banana, flax, and walnuts. And you may want to add your own brain-healthy ingredients, too. Make sure the bananas are really ripe; this adds a natural sweetness and gives them a smooth, chewy texture.
Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup rolled oats (not instant)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed meal
- 1/4 cup agave nectar (see note below)
- 1/4 cup soy milk (can substitute regular milk)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp canola oil
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
Don’t have Agave Nectar? Here are some tips about replacements.
Honey: Replace with equal amounts.
Maple Syrup: Replace with equal amounts.
Corn Syrup: Use 1/2 cup and a little less milk
Brown Sugar: Use 1/3 cup and one Tbsp more milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well until batter is blended evenly.
- Use a tablespoon to portion cookies on a greased baking sheet, approximately 1-2 inches apart.
- Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes.
- Remove cookies from baking sheet and allow to cool on wire rack.
Now what is YOUR favourite?
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I will be happy to be able to enjoy the memory building recipe or food. I am forgetful alot and I want it stopped. I am a man of about 43 years of age. Thanks.
I want too know what kind of food is good for the Brain? and for the body.
what foods is good too have for seizures
There is a handy chart of foods that are good for your brain on this article https://www.brainfit.world/2015/05/18/brain-food-recipes/ as well as some useful recipes. We also have a book called ‘Brain Food: Food for Thought’ which give a much fuller explanation of all that you need. It is on sale at present! https://www.brainfit.world/product/brain-food/
There are three main ways to help your brain work well – mental challenges and practice, regular physical exercise and eating food that is healthy! Good on you for taking steps to improve your memory performance! Walking for 20 minutes 3 or 4 times a week is an excellent start!
A balanced diet is the best basis for good health. A balanced diet is generally made up of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vegetables and fruit, and drinking plenty of fluids. Research continues into what makes a healthy diet, and dietary guidelines are also influenced by where we live, our health needs, and our lifestyle.
Carbohydrates provide energy and are found in foods such as potatoes, bread, pasta and rice. Wholegrain versions of these foods provide extra vitamins, minerals and fibre (which helps to remove waste from the body).
Fats include oils, oily fish, nuts and seeds. Fats help us to absorb nutrients including some important vitamins, and keep us warm. They help keep our cells healthy and give us energy.
Proteins build and support our muscles, hormones, enzymes, red blood cells and immune system. Protein is in dairy foods such as milk and cheese, and also in meat, fish, tofu, beans, lentils and eggs.
Vegetables and fruit of various colours provide vitamins and minerals. They also help protect us from infection, damage to our cells and diseases. Currently it is recommended that we aim to eat at least five portions of vegetables or fruit per day (one portion is roughly a handful).
Cooked food is usually healthier when steamed, baked, grilled, poached or boiled, rather than fried.
Drinking water helps us to function and concentrate, and reduces the risk of seizures triggered by dehydration.
Eating foods which release energy levels slowly and steadily help you feel full for longer, and often provide more fibre than foods which release energy quickly. Steady energy release foods include:
wholegrain, granary and seeded breads; basmati, long-grain and brown rice; pasta and noodles; oats and oat-based cereals; peas, beans and pulses; yoghurt; nuts; sweet potatoes and yams; new potatoes (skins on); non-starchy vegetables such as greens, broccoli, onions and tomatoes; apples, pears and most berries.
I hope this helps, Heidi.
Thank you for the healthy food recommended above. I can find all these in my local supermarket.
I will improve on my family’s health by start making good choices of the right type of food to buy each week.